Monthly Archives: June 2016

New OU/BBC Series: Genius of The Modern World

On Thursday 16th June 2016, Genius of the Modern World will be shown on BBC4 at 21:00. Produced with the support of the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, in this three part series Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of … Continue reading

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The Greeks didn’t have a word for it [homosexuality]

“The word ‘homosexuality’ only goes back to 1869”: Prof Helen King explores how the ancient Greeks didn’t even have a word for it through revisiting Sir Kenneth Dover’s Greek Homosexuality, first published in 1978.  “A genital act was not in itself morally … Continue reading

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